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Commisions #7: pull out trash box #2

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hey everyone, over the last couple of days i have been able to get a lot done in terms of milling up the lumber and gluing up panels. i chose sycamore for the trash box because it is a hard wood as opposed to the pine that i was going to use before. there was a sale at the lumberyard on sycamore and it was less per bf than a select 1 board of pine. so the purchase made sense. first i got my lumber and let it sit for awhile and then milled it up. the first picture is of a rough board and a finished board next to it.

then i had the panels for the sides to glue up. those glued up nice giving me a minimal glue joint. then i put them through the planer to even the glue joints and bring the boards down to final size because they were glued up oversize. then i trimmed the ends square with my miter gauge

then i cut the sliding dovetails in the case sides for the drawer runners to go. i don’t have those done yet but i will have it done soon. i used a 14 degree 1/2” dovetail bit for this.

so here i am at the end of the day with the rails and stiles cut oversize so they can do their moving overnight and i can cut them to final dimensions tomorrow or Wednesday. and the boards that will be glued up for the raised panel. i wouldn’t usually glue up for a panel but i doubt i can find a 16” board of sycamore and i can’t mill it even if found one. i would bookmatch a piece of 8/4 sycamore too if i could but i don’t have access to a bandsaw that big. and i’m left with a big pile of shavings, thats my 3’ ruler in the pile and i am measuring about 11”.

so thats all for now. should have most done by Thursday and i am hoping to get most of it done before i go on vacation next week. have a nice rest of the day everyone!



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Callum Kendall

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#1 posted 2228 days ago

Looking good!

Thanks for the post

Callum

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Bob #2

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#2 posted 2228 days ago

We have to find you a small dust collector. That’s not healthy for you.
Nice job BTW!

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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PurpLev

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#3 posted 2228 days ago

looks awesome Denis! in what part of the country do you live? do you think ‘overnight’ will be enough time to let the panels adjust to humidity and new dimensions?

P.S. you (or someone you know) can use all those shavings for garden mulch ;) just another way to recycle wood in a positive way

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#4 posted 2228 days ago

Hi Denis;

Nice work.
As Bob mentioned, you’re going to affect your health without a dust collection system.

The plans I posted for a router table fence will eliminate 95% of the sawdust I’m seeing in the picture, in addition to providing a much more useful fence in the process. That fence will give you the versatility of a
$ 2,000.00 shaper, at a fraction of the cost.

Denis, I realize advice is not always easy to accept, but this is something I know, not suspect.

Do yourself a favor and make one. I assure you you will be glad you did.

Lee

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Taigert

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#5 posted 2228 days ago

Denis,
Thats good work,

The guys are right about a way of collecting the saw dust, I hope you are at least wearing a resperator, if you screw up your lungs or develop an allergy to wood it will really shorten your career working with wood.

-- Taigert - Milan, IN

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teenagewoodworker

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#6 posted 2228 days ago

ya i was wearing a respirator. and thats all dust from that planer. so i’m not sure how the router fence will help. i’m planning on ordering a dust chute for my planer soon and i will just connect that up to my shop vac.

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Betsy

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#7 posted 2228 days ago

Yep Dennis you need a dust collector——respirator or not all that dust in the air is not good for anyone in the house. Your mother (or whoever does the dusting) will appreciate a good dust collector.

With that said—- how is the sycamore working for you? I’ve not worked with it, but have admired it’s looks from afar.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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lew

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#8 posted 2228 days ago

Nice Work, Denis!

The new planer looks like it is working pretty good!

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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teenagewoodworker

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#9 posted 2228 days ago

ya betsy, a dust collector is next on my list to get, as well as a scroll saw.

sycamore is working nice. its hard on the planer knives. but it works well and is very stable.

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Betsy

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#10 posted 2228 days ago

Scroll saw? Now you’re talking. I absolutely, immensely enjoy my scroll saw. You’ll be amazed at the things you can do with it.

What do you plan to finish the sycamore with?

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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teenagewoodworker

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#11 posted 2228 days ago

I’ll probably die it up. i researched it and it said that it accepts dyes and stains well.

ya I’ve been looking to get a scroll saw for awhile. i want to work on my freehand inlays. straight isn’t that hard and really limits your possibilities so i want to try curved. inlays are something I’ve really been wanting to try for a long time.

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Beginningwoodworker

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#12 posted 2228 days ago

Thats some nice progress.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Sac

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#13 posted 2228 days ago

Nice project. Could you get closer pictures of the “then i cut the sliding dovetails in the case sides for the drawer runners to go. i don’t have those done yet but i will have it done soon. i used a 14 degree 1/2” dovetail bit for this.” I prefer wooden guides. This seems to be a great way for furniture. Or is it not? Thanks

-- Jerry

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teenagewoodworker

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#14 posted 2228 days ago

oh.. i should have explained that better. the sliding dovetail is for the wooden guides. i will cut the wooden guided oversize and put a sliding dovetail on the end to hold the actual wooden slides in place.

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jeanmarc

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#15 posted 2216 days ago

Denis,
Thats good work,

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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